cottage food industry, Hobbs, tamales, Senate, House, legislation, commercial kitchens, home-based businesses
Apr 14, 2023

House passes bill to expand laws allowing sale of ‘cottage foods’ to public

With only 11 dissenting votes, the state House approved legislation Thursday to expand state laws that allow the sale of "cottage foods'' to the general public.

term limits, Congress, House
Apr 14, 2023

Effort to call for congressional term limits fails

A measure that would have Arizona join other states calling for a convention of states to impose congressional term limits failed in the House as Republicans were divided on the issue.

I-10 expansion, Cook, Martinez, Kavanagh
Apr 5, 2023

I-10 expansion bill survives latest hurdle in saga 

One senator’s last-minute amendment saved I-10 expansion funding from making it through the Legislature as a bill this session. 

teacher pay, Gress, legislature, House, Senate, K-12 public schools
Mar 27, 2023

House Republicans give early approval to teacher raises

Arizona House Republicans on Monday gave preliminary approval to $10,000 per year raises for public school teachers over the objections of Democrats who say the plan is a fake effort they know GOP lawmakers can't fund in the long term.

ERA, Equal Rights Amendment, Martinez, Senate, House, Biasiucci, Contreras, Nguyen, Toma, House
Mar 22, 2023

GOP lawmakers block vote on whether state should ratify ERA

Republican lawmakers have once again blocked a vote on whether Arizona should ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

dispatchers, Martinez, House, Melody Hernandez, Cook, Senate, counseling, PTSD
Mar 7, 2023

House passes bill to extend trauma counseling to 911 dispatchers 

The House on March 7 passed a bill that would add dispatchers to current law that allows for police and firefighters to be eligible for counseling.

Democrats, Republicans, protest
Mar 1, 2023

House Dems vote ‘no’ on all bills to protest Republican approval of their bills 

Democrats in the state House of Representatives voted “no” against every single bill up for a floor vote on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest Republican leadership.  

Carter, House, freeways, roads, Cook, Martinez, Townsend, Ducey, Covid
Feb 18, 2023

House committee advances bill to limit messages on freeways, major roads

On a 7-4 vote Friday the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a measure which limits the messages on freeways and other major roads in the state to those "directly related to transportation or highway public safety.''

I-10, Hobbs, ADOT, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Senate
Jan 30, 2023

Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?

Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes.

school funding, Ducey, Hobbs, School Facilities Board, Dewain Fox, Maricopa County Superior Court, Secretary of State, Bowers, Fann, Hebert, Supreme Court, building schools, maintenance, air conditioning, roofs
Dec 1, 2022

Ducey mum as lawmakers call for special session on AEL 

A Republican lawmaker says she has the votes to override a spending cap that could trim public-school budgets by $1.4 billion in coming months, but Gov. Doug Ducey’s office won’t say if he’ll call a special legislative session to address the issue. 

Toma, House leadership, elect, speaker, Bowers, Biasiucci, Martinez, Chaplik, Arizona Freedom Caucus, Parker, Arizona Rock Products Association, Scantlebury, Contreras, Cano, Republicans, Lake, Quinonez, Hobbs, Democrats
Nov 15, 2022

House Republicans choose Toma as speaker-elect; Dems elect Cano as minority leader 

The leadership teams for Republicans and Democrats in the state House of Representatives are set after House Republicans met Tuesday to elect their caucus leaders, with current Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, elevated to speaker-elect. 

vote, voters, election, ballots, Proposition 309, election
Nov 8, 2022

Incumbent Martinez leading in LD16 House race; Democrat newcomer barely trails Hudelson

The single-shot Democratic state House candidate in Legislative District 16 lost his lead to both Republican opponents by Wednesday morning. Incumbent Rep. Teresa Martinez, R-Casa Grande, currently leads the district with 36.66% of the district’s votes as of 10:30 a.m. Her running mate Rob Hudelson received 31.76% and Democratic newcomer Keith Seaman, just trails Hudelson with 31.57%.